Tuesday, August 14, 2007

MOTIVATIONAL AUTHOR JUDI MORENO VISITS POTPOURRI OF WRITING

Judi Moreo, a leading authority in areas of communication and motivation, visits us today at Potpourri of Writing to talk about her new book, You Are More Than Enough: Every Woman's Guide to Purpose, Passion, and Power. (See a synopsis and sample chapter )

An international business leader and entrepreneur, Judi has assisted corporations and taught workshops around the world. Teaching people to have confidence in themselves and succeed has been one of Judi's aims.

MEA: It's great to have you here today, Judi, to share with visitors at Potpourri some of your views and your reasons for writing your book.

JUDI: Thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here.

MEA: I've found one of the first questions readers ask me is, "Why did you write this book? How did you come up with the idea?" So I'll do the same with you and ask why you decided to write this book.

JUDI: When I traveled around the world speaking to audiences of 50 to 3000 people, approximately 75% of the audience answered “Yes” to the questions, “Did you think you would be more successful by now?” and “Do you want something, but don’t know what it is?”

This book helps people decide what they want to achieve in order to accomplish that “something more” they know is their destiny. It will help you determine what you can change in order to live a more fulfilling life...a life of purpose, passion, and power.

I have shared tools and techniques with the readers ....things I used which immensely helped in my journey to becoming the person I knew I could be. It was my goal in writing this book and sharing my personal stories to make my readers lives a bit easier, more successful, and a great deal more satisfying. If it changes even one life for the better, it will have been worth the writing.

MEA: Your title calls this book Every Woman's Guide. So is the book solely for women, mainly for women, or can be used by men or women?

JUDI: There is only one chapter that would not apply to men as well. That’s the chapter on Wardrobe. It’s amazing to me how many men are buying and reading the book. In fact, we are in the process of doing the audio book now and the audio producer said to me the other day, “This is really good stuff. I wish I had known all this 20 years ago. I’d be much more successful now.” That surprised me because I didn’t realize that he listened to the words as much as paying attention to the mechanics of the recording.

MEA: I know there isn't a single answer for gaining confidence or achieving success. However, is there a key factor that will help women, something they can keep in mind when they face challenges? (And which they can learn more about in your book.)

JUDI: The title of the book is what I want them to keep in mind. You Are More Than Enough just as you are. You have what it takes inside of you to do what you want to do, go where you want to go, be who you want to be. Step out of your comfort zone. Step into the fear and go for it. You will never know what you can do, be or have, unless you try.

MEA: What have you had to overcome or learn to enable you to teach women the strategies for success?

JUDI: Fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of ridicule and rejection. Fear of failure. I moved to South Africa by myself, knowing no one really. I had met a few people, but I didn’t know them and I made myself step into the fear and survive. It gives one confidence to do something like that.

MEA: What do you hope readers will take away when they read You Are More Than Enough?

JUDI: I hope readers will gain the confidence to turn their ideas, dreams, and hopes into action.

MEA: Is there anything else you'd like to share with Potpourri readers?

JUDI: Yes. Just this. If I can do it…certainly you can too!

MEA: Thank you, Judi, for visiting and sharing information about You Are More Than Enough and your life.

JUDI: Thank you. It has been my pleasure.

Judi's web site for more information about her and her books: http://judimoreo.com

3 comments:

Mary Emma Allen said...

Judi, it's been great having you visit Potpourri of Writing and getting to know you better. May you have great success with your tour and your book

Dorothy said...

LOL, you KNEW I'd be here, now didn't you? *grin* Seriously, Mary Emma, this was so generous of you to host Judi and I thank you on both our behalfs. What great and different questions...I can tell you put more into your interviews than most...I had no idea that men bought her book, too! Isn't that a neat thing!

Mary Emma Allen said...

So nice of you to stop by, Dorothy. Yes, I was expecting you "grin". Weren't Judi's answers interesting. I learned so much about her and her writing.